Today...

Today marks exactly 38 weeks since our precious baby Maddox briefly entered this world and then was taken home to be with our Lord. Today is also the National Day of Remembrance for pregnancy and infant loss, encompassing all babies who have died due to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or any other infant death. Today... it feels like an important day.

For that reason I would ask that today you join me and thousands of others in prayer for all of the families that have suffered the loss of a baby. For many of you, that might mean praying for healing and restoration for your own family. For many of you, that might mean praying for not just one baby, maybe not even two, but four or 8 babies with Jesus. For many of you, that might mean praying for your mother, your sister, your daughter or your friend, because praise the Lord you have not walked this road.

I would venture to say that no matter who you are, where you are from, or what circumstances you are currently in, in some way you have been touched by the loss of a child. Today is not a day of mourning, but a day of remembrance. Today reminds us to stop and thank the Lord for the incredible blessing of children- by birth or adoption- and to remind us who is ultimately in control of our lives. Our God is a sovereign God who knows the exact number of days we will be alive, who has specific plans for us, who even knows the exact number of hairs on our head. We worship an amazing Lord who's love for us in much farther reaching than any pain that we can experience here on this earth.

So today, please join me in praying for the millions of families affected by the loss of a child. I have no doubt that my mind will be on Maddox today, in the arms of Jesus, and all the other babies laying right next to my sweet son. What a joyful reunion we will one day enjoy!

If you have lost a baby, due to any circumstance, and would like people praying for you, please link to Angie Smith's blog, and leave a comment on her post giving the details of your loss. You can do this anonymously and leave as much or as little detail as possible.

"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."- Psalm 34:18

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."- Ecclesiastes 3:11

Comments

Thinking of you and sweet Maddox today. I love you Kenzie,
Kim
Vanessa said…
My thoughts and prayers are with you on this day of rememberence. May each person who lost a child feel the prayers going up today and the arms of the Lord comforting them!!
Wendy said…
Thank you for your words of encouragement with your blog! I am thinking of my own little ones today and also praying for you.
Devin said…
Thinking of you today, Kenz, and praying for you and so many others. Thank you for this post.

Love ya girl,
Devin
Emily said…
Remembering incredible Maddox today... and loving the rest of your family, too. :)
Chelle said…
thinking of your seet maddox tonight...
~chelle
Mandi said…
Great post! I've been praying today for all families that have lost their precious babies.
AmandaHoyt said…
Kenzie,
I'm praying for you and your family as you remember sweet Maddox today.
Hugs and prayers,
Amanda
Kirsten said…
Amen!! He is so close to us today. Praying for you and your family as we remember precious Maddox, Chloe Faith, Miller Grace, Mary Grace, Poppy Joy, Isaac, Asher, Eva, Jacob, Audrey Caroline and so many more. They are healthy, whole and having a blast with Jesus today. I'm so grateful that their mommies are here to encourage each other and pray for each other. I don't know how I would have gotten through the last 6 months without all of you.

God bless you today! I pray that you and Faith Clare are both feeling 100% and doing well. Love you!!

Blessings,
Kirsten
Just Me said…
Remembering Maddox tonight (I'm a little late with my "candle lighting", but it's lit now!)

Prayers,
Amanda
Angie Smith said…
i just wanted to let you know that i am praying for you. i stopped by to see how you were doing...many blessings to you.

angie
Megan said…
Hi Lady....Your story is amazing. I am familiar with your hurt. You and I have littel ones playing together as I type. I read your post, accidentally, on Dec. 15th and was so blessed. That is the day of my sweet boy, Macsen Danforth, into Heaven. I felt so carried that day.....you and yours praying in those very moments hits me in a way I can not convey in words. He is so good! I hope to hear back from you. There is a kinship in our shared hurt that is also unexplainable! Hang on dear sister....we will join them in due time!
www.greatestblessing.blogspot.com
~Megan

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